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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in August, 2015.

August, 2015

- Reviews -

  1. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  2. The Widower, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed
  3. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  4. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  5. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  6. Fragments of Lichtenberg, Pierre Senges
  7. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  8. One night @ the call center, Chetan Bhagat
  9. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  10. Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
  11. Abhijnanasakuntalam, Kalidasa
  12. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
  13. A Play of Giants, Wole Soyinka
  14. Anowa, Ama Ata Aidoo
  15. Amir Arsalan, Muhammad 'Ali Naqib al-Mamalik

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Murakami Haruki (2)
  2. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (3)
  3. Patrick White (4)
  4. Amélie Nothomb (1)
  5. Antonio Tabucchi (6)

Notes:

     Another fairly slow, hot month at the complete review.
     Hailed by Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution, The Widower was a not-so-surprisingly popular review -- though it didn't come close to displacing the top title. Interesting also to see the not-yet-available in English Amir Arsalan -- in which there is always considerable interest -- crack the bestseller chart.

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, and 2014 lists.

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